Category Archives: Insects

Insect-themed topics

Metamorphosis

Article and photos  by Kelly Shea, who is currently living in Puebla, Mexico, studying Spanish and spending some much needed time as a global citizen. Similar to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, I find myself here in Mexico … Continue reading

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Thirteen Year-old Naturalist

Felix Fettig is passionate about butterflies, native plants and amphibians. In 3rd grade Felix started raising monarch caterpillars and has done this activity for the past five years. “ I just feel really passionate about this. I have raised monarchs, … Continue reading

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The Great Bee Rescue

Article and photos by Dewey Hassig During the July 17-18 storm, numerous trees came down all over Minnesota. I got a call that a big tree branch was down at the Edenwood Camp, in Eden Prairie, MN, and it had … Continue reading

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Buzzing for Change

How a small group of people stood tall for the lowly honey bee. “Birds and nature, in general, provide me with such spiritual joy and a sense of connection that it was only natural to feel the urgency of this … Continue reading

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Pollinator Program

                     

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Grasshopper Program

There are two basic groups of grasshoppers:  Long horned and short-horned Parts of a Grasshopper   Predators on Grasshoppers          

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Bee Program

                                                 Bees, Wasps and Hornets Yellow Jacket                            Bumblebee – There are over 15 species of bumblebee in MN                                                                        Honey Bee Bee Fly      … Continue reading

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Bees, Wasps and Other Pollinators

What do you know about bees and wasps? I would assume probably as little as myself. For most of my adult life, I believed that all bees/wasps stung (not true). The only bees/wasps I knew were the common ones that … Continue reading

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Common Dragonflies and Damselflies

Over the past summer, I have made it a goal to learn more about common dragonflies and damselflies in my neighborhood. I started observing and photographing them; bought a wonderful book titled: Dragonflies of the Northwoods by Kurt Mead and … Continue reading

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Spring Peeper Meadow

June 26, 2013 There it was on Jessica’s shirt collar, and then it started slowly walking up her hair. It was a new-born meadowhawk dragonfly that had just hatched into an adult.  We felt a very special connection between the … Continue reading

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